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The Ultimate Pie

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

The pie. Surely our most iconic food, the lowly, unpretentious pie is at the core of any true New Zealander’s diet. In my youth these were “maggot packs”, the most basic form of nourishment you… (read more)

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Kingdom Come, Kingdom Go

Monday, July 25th, 2016

A contender for our “Shot in New Zealand” movie location series, except that Kingdom Come, a $180 million epic based on the life of Christ, was never actually filmed due to funding tribulations. And if you… (read more)

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The Carnival of Chocolate

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Dunedin. New Zealand’s first city. A lot of people don’t know, but it was home to our first art gallery, first street lighting, and first phone call. What a lot of people do know is… (read more)

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Railways Reborn

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Railways were once the heart of a country. Both socially and commercially they were vital links, often the only links. In 19th century New Zealand thousands of settlers laboured for years, even decades on a… (read more)

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Shot In NZ – Part II: Lord Of The Rings

Monday, June 20th, 2016

   New Zealand’s cinematic output has been a mixed bag. After all, we’re a long way from Hollywood – geographically, socially, financially, you name the yardstick. In spite of this, we do have a history… (read more)

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Dolphins We Have Loved

Monday, April 4th, 2016

   Dolphins are perhaps the most loved and respected creatures in the sea. Considered by marine biologists to be highly intelligent, they have a brain-to-body mass ratio second only to humans. They are also very… (read more)

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Shot in New Zealand – Part I

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Part one in our series on movies filmed here in NZ.    This time last year filming was underway on a new Disney movie, Pete’s Dragon, at Stone Street Studios in Wellington. It’s one of… (read more)

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Auckland Heritage – Queen Street’s Oldest Building

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Whilst looking for something else I found this photo.    It was taken in 1922, in Lower Queen St, Auckland. Among other things, it’s a snapshot of technology in transition: jaywalking pedestrians, electric trams, cars,… (read more)

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Hub of Wonder – Auckland’s Western Springs

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Auckland is New Zealand’s busiest city. Home to one-third of the country’s population, demand for housing is constant and real estate prices climb faster than incomes.  It’s something of a miracle then that we have… (read more)

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Happy Birthday Dear Cable Car

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

The iconic Wellington Cable Car celebrates its 114th birthday today. This milestone in Kiwi engineering began service in 1902 and was devised to connect the then-new suburb of Kelburn with the CBD below. The track… (read more)

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